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The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling's New Show Is Nothing Like 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment

Hedwig, we're not in Hogwarts anymore. The trailer for "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's upcoming HBO miniseries, has finally hit the Internet, ...

Big News, Muggles!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.23.2014 | TV

The hits just keep Rowling in for HBO. The premium cable network and BBC are now set to turn J.K. Rowling’s novel "The Casual Vacancy" into a thr...

Valuable Small Actions Advice From a Big Author

Michael Drew | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
Michael Drew

For J.K. Rowling, the act of anonymity represented a big action -- she went to great lengths to remain behind the curtain of a pseudonym -- but it also was a way for her to appear small, and to give pleasure without the burden of fame.

J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' Coming To TV

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 12.03.2012 | TV

"The Casual Vacancy" is coming to BBC. J.K. Rowling's latest novel will become a series with the author collaborating "closely" on the project, accord...

When I Met JK Rowling

Keilin Huang | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Keilin Huang

"Hey, how would you like to see Jo tonight?" Jo? Jo who? But then it dawned on me. Oh. My. Goodness. Jo. As in, Joanne "Jo" Rowling.

WATCH: JK Rowling Shocked By Jon Stewart

Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

When The Daily Show's Jon Stewart gave JK Rowling a lesson in American politics on last night's show, the author expressed herself to be "quite taken ...

On Loving The Unlikeable Neighbor in J.K. Rowling's New Novel

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

It was hard for me to love these characters. More than once, I thought of putting the book down because these characters are so real, so raw, that they become dislikable and at the same time, curiously familiar. They remind me of the neighbors Jesus calls me to love.

The Truth About J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy'

T. Sher Singh | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

It is an excellent read. More importantly for me, though, it is the kind of book that I have dreamed about having the world's prominent authors write about: with Sikh characters and references, but as a normal, ordinary part of the narrative, not in the form of lectures and essays.

J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' and My Response

Emily Layden | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Emily Layden

The news that J.K. Rowling would publish a novel for adults was greeted generally in predictable ways: with excitement, trepidation and skepticism in equal measures.

JK Rowling Knocked From Top Of Bestseller List | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home

"The Casual Vacancy" has been knocked off its perch atop Amazon's bestseller list, falling to #2 behind Rick Riordan's "The Mark of Athena."...

How We'd Cast 'The Casual Vacancy' Movie

Posted 10.01.2012 | Home

Although JK Rowling's new book for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," has been getting lukewarm reviews, we're willing to bet that the novel will eventuall...

Maddie Crum

Harry Potter vs. 'The Casual Vacancy' | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home

Will Harry Potter fans enjoy JK Rowling's first adult book, "The Casual Vacancy"? The answer, I believe, is yes. The New York Times' notoriously i...

Why J.K. Rowling Has Failed Readers: A Letter From a Concerned Fan

Jason Pinter | Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy
Jason Pinter

Dear Mrs. Rowling, let me state for the record that I have not read your new novel, The Casual Vacancy, and though I have not skimmed one single page, I must be honest about the depth of your deception, lies, and skullduggery.

Every Single 'Casual Vacancy' Spoiler

Zoë Triska | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home

Yesterday, JK Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy" came out. Some of you (especially non-Harry Potter fans) might not be so keen on reading it. Why spend $3...

'The Casual Vacancy' Is Not the Only Novel That Includes Politicians!

Dave Astor | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

With the often-ridiculous U.S. presidential race in full swing, there's at least a 47 percent chance you'd like to forget about politicians for a few hours by immersing yourself in a novel. But be careful which novel you choose, because some of them feature ... politicians!

What Do The Reviews Say?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

"The Casual Vacancy" reviews are in, and the general consensus seems to be "meh". A few hate it, at least one thinks it a triumph, and the majority se...

News Organizations Battle Embargo On J.K. Rowling's New Book

Posted 09.27.2012 | Media

The embargo placed on J.K. Rowling's highly anticipated new novel "The Casual Vacancy" sent news organizations into a tizzy this week, as some outlets...

Andrew Losowsky

Is It Any Good? | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home

"The Casual Vacancy": A Review Little, Brown; $35.00 Published today Buy it from an indie bookseller Buy it on Amazon Buy it from Barnes & Noble...

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Her New Book

The New Yorker | IAN PARKER | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home

The conifer hedges in front of J. K. Rowling's seventeenth-century house, in Edinburgh, are about twenty feet tall....

JK Rowling Says That Critics May Hate New Book

Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

"The Casual Vacancy," JK Rowling’s new book, and her first for adults, comes out on Thursday around the world. Expectation is building about the rea...

PHOTO: New JK Rowling Book Cover, Page Count Revealed

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Today, the Hachette website revealed JK Rowling's cover and page count for new book "The Casual Vacancy." The book will be 512 pages, hopefully e...

JK Rowling Announces Title, Subject, Release Date Of New Book

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

Today, the publisher Little, Brown announced the title of JK Rowling's upcoming adult novel: "The Casual Vacancy." They also announced the release dat...